Renowned Ugandan entrepreneur, billionaire businessman Ashish Thakkar, together other high profile African personalities will grace the International Enterprise (IE), Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF).
Thakkar, Africa’s youngest billionaire at 34, is the CEO of Mara Group and will be joined for the premier platform that fosters investment, trade and thought leadership between Asia and Africa by among others Sudanese billionaire philanthropist and businessman, Dr Mo Ibrahim and Ivory Coast’s Minister of Commerce, Mr Jean-Louis Billon.
The forum, the fourth of its kind, is slated to return August 24-25 and this year’s keynote speaker is Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies.
Hosted in Singapore since 2010, the forum has brought together close to 2000 business and government leaders from 30 countries to develop opportunities and partnerships between Asia and Africa.
ASBF 2016 will address critical issues and identify opportunities for the strategic growth of both regions through presentations and panel discussion, as well as provide numerous networking opportunities.